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Submit to District Lines Publication

Write, draw, or photograph D.C.? Now’s your chance to get published! District Lines, an anthology dedicated to capturing life in and around our nation’s capitol, is seeking submissions. The publication accepts poems, essays, short stories, coherent ramblings, scribblings, and comics—as long as the work captures a sense of the people and spaces in the Washington, DC, area. Each […]

Labor Night at the Ball Park

Don’t miss out on your chance to enjoy baseball with fellow NWU members! The 11th Annual Labor Night with the Washington Nationals is Friday, July 28, and the deadline to join us is fast approaching: June 1 is your last day to claim a seat. If you want to take part, send an email to Ann […]

Nuestro trabajo no es gratis

  Después de una larga lucha y años de persistencia, finalmente este pasado lunes 15 de mayo entró en vigor en la ciudad de Nueva York, la ley que protege a los trabajadores independientes (freelancers). Así, la ciudad de Nueva York se convierte en la primera ciudad en la nación en brindar este protección a […]

“The First Casualty of War is the Truth!”

On May 4, UNESCO and the UN Department of Public Information (DPI) commemorated World Press Freedom Day at UN Headquarters in New York. The theme was “Critical Minds for Critical Times: Media’s Role in Advancing Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies.” There were two high-level panels and the audience included the diplomatic community, NGOs and journalism […]

Oscar Lopez Event Sponsored by ICPJD

International Committee for Peace, Justice and Dignity welcomes Oscar López Rivera to the Bay Area: Wednesday, May 31st St John’s Presbyterian Church 2727 College Ave, Berkeley Wheelchair Accessible Oscar’s only Bay Area Appearance! Follow updates on Facebook: facebook.com/WelcomeOscartotheBayArea, including live streaming of Oscar’s events in Puerto Rico and the US.   Buy tickets on-line! Limited tickets at […]

Freelance Isn’t Free Becomes Law in NYC

On May 15, freelance workers celebrated the launch of the new Freelance Isn’t Free law at the Westinghouse Building in Manhattan. The Freelancers Union, with the support of the National Writers Union, Make the Road NY, and other unions and freelance organizations, helped push the bill through the City Council to a 51-0 vote last […]

NWU Hosts PEN America

On May 10, NWU and Creatives in Action (CIA) co-hosted Suzanne Nossel, Executive Director of PEN America, who spoke about “Defending Our Democracy in the Trump Era.”  This was the first time NWU has partnered with CIA and the third time we have participated with PEN America in the last six month. Previously we spoke out in […]

NWU Member to be Library Hall of Famer

The Special Libraries Association will bestow its highest honor on NWU DC member Larry Guthrie for serving more than two decades as a law librarian; the organization will induct Guthrie into its hall of fame June 19 at its annual conference in Phoenix, AZ. “I was thrilled at the news and thought of the numerous inspiring librarians who encouraged me […]

Maine Rally for Health Care

A Health Care Rally on Thursday, May 4 featured speakers that represented both patients and providers at the State House in Augusta, Maine. The event promoted LD 1274, an act to promote universal health care, including dental, vision and hearing coverage. The event was sponsored by the Southern Maine Workers Center and Maine AllCare.

Why Defunding the NEA is Even Dumber Than You Think

It’s federal budget time and, as usual, the National Endowment for the Arts is under attack. Their heads filled with images of obscene art, effete gallery-goers and overtaxed single mothers, conservatives are gunning for the straight-out elimination of the 50 year old program. No money, no arts funding. Period. No matter that the $148 million […]